I know he has spoken out about this, generally. What I don’t think he has done, is to call out these 17 members as a group, or individually for their votes like Warren has.
Sanders has a very long pattern of not calling out Democrats for being subservient to corporate interests.
He carefully avoids such direct criticism.
Again, I’m very aware of his statements against “these bills” and against “legislation that only looks out for the billionaire class” etc.
What I’m pointing out, is he NEVER explicitly calls out Democrats for ALSO supporting these bills.
By the way, I searched for the answer before posting my open question. I looked at his published statement about this bill on his official website.
Update, I also just called his Senate Office in DC once again, leveling this same criticism as I’ve done on a number of occasions.
Here is the quick letter I wrote to Sanders (from the standpoint of addressing a staffer)…
Bernie Sanders NEVER points to the fact that there are Democrats who consistently vote with the interests of large corporations and billionaires.
It is as if he is protecting the oligarchy from itself.
Why? I mean, if he truly wants to counter “oligarchy” why doesn’t he fight the oligarchic tendencies within his own party explicitly?
Must I conclude, cynically, that he has his own political interests to protect over that of the masses?
By the way, technically he is “Independent”, but in practice? Democrat